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Old 11-20-2008, 02:25 PM   #1
Svejgaard
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Problem with internet using Philips SNN6500 108 Mbps.. NEWBIE


Hey.

I just installed Ubuntu 8.04 LTS on my laptop. I am, of cause, in need of an internet connection.

I've got the Philips SNN6500 Wireless Notebook Adapter.
I've installed the driver Madwifi-0.9.4 with the help of this guide
http://www.stchman.com/ath_drv.html
I think that the installation is successful.
Then I enter System>Administration>Networking. I click on the "Wireless Connection" and enter properties. I find the correct ESSID, and I type the correct password. I choose "Automatic configuration (DHCP)" and clicks OK, and closes Network Settings.

Then I felt confident enough to open Mozilla, and yet I met with a screen that says:
Page Load Error
Address Not Found
Firefox can't find the server at XXXXX
The browser could not find the host server for the provided address
Etc. etc. etc.

I really hope that you guys can help me since Iím very interested in this Ubuntu-edition but Iím lost without my internet connection.
 
Old 11-20-2008, 02:52 PM   #2
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Try starting simple: Can you connect to the router?
Assume the router is 192.168.0.1 and the PC is 192.168.0.2

In your browser enter:
http://192.168.0.1

You should have your router config page displayed. Obviously if your router is set to another address, type in the correct one rather than the example address above.
 
Old 11-22-2008, 07:12 AM   #3
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No i can't connect to my router which is 192.168.1.1.

I've got a print that says that my routers security Mode is WEp and the WEP encryption is 64 bits 10 hex digits.
That means that i have to choose "WEP key(Hexadecimal)" right?
 
Old 11-23-2008, 10:49 AM   #4
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There's no one with experience in this??
 
Old 11-25-2008, 06:10 PM   #5
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There's no one with experience in this??
Plenty of experience with tetchy wireless routers and sulky Linux, thanks!

Okay, how about temporarily disabling security on the router. That'll let you know if it's an encryption issue or not.
 
Old 11-26-2008, 03:18 PM   #6
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Plenty of experience with tetchy wireless routers and sulky Linux, thanks!

Okay, how about temporarily disabling security on the router. That'll let you know if it's an encryption issue or not.
Didn't mean to be rude.

I've diabled the wireless security but the problem didn't get solved.
 
Old 11-27-2008, 06:06 PM   #7
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Didn't mean to be rude.

I've diabled the wireless security but the problem didn't get solved.
Don't worry, I'm not that easilly offended, just having a dig. :-)

Okay, getting back on track, things to try:

1 - Is your router set up for DHCP? If so is your laptop also set up to use DHCP?

2 - Fire up the computer let it boot and give it a few moments to try and get a network address, then can you post the output of the command ifconfig. I suggest sending it to a file that you could copy off to a computer that does have net access. When in your home directory, use:
Code:
 ifconfig > ipinfo.txt
3 - Try using a static address for your laptop (it removes one area of complication):
IP: 192.168.1.X (X being any unused number between 2 and 253)
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.1
DNS: 192.168.1.1

4 - It could just be that your wireless hardware on the laptop just wants nothing to do with Linux. It has been known!
 
Old 11-30-2008, 09:52 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by mjlouis View Post
Don't worry, I'm not that easilly offended, just having a dig. :-)

Okay, getting back on track, things to try:

1 - Is your router set up for DHCP? If so is your laptop also set up to use DHCP?

2 - Fire up the computer let it boot and give it a few moments to try and get a network address, then can you post the output of the command ifconfig. I suggest sending it to a file that you could copy off to a computer that does have net access. When in your home directory, use:
Code:
 ifconfig > ipinfo.txt
3 - Try using a static address for your laptop (it removes one area of complication):
IP: 192.168.1.X (X being any unused number between 2 and 253)
Subnet: 255.255.255.0
Gateway: 192.168.1.1
DNS: 192.168.1.1

4 - It could just be that your wireless hardware on the laptop just wants nothing to do with Linux. It has been known!

Again I'm a complete newbie.

1 - Yes my router is set up for DHCP, don't know if my laptop is.

2 - I typed "ifconfig" in the command:
Code:
svejgaard@svejgaard-laptop:~$ ifconfig

ath0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:12:bf:0e:7b:30
          inet6 addr: fe80::212:bfff:fe0e:7b30/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

ath0:avahi Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:12:bf:0e:7b:30
          inet addr:169.254.4.151  Bcast:169.254.255.255  Mask:255.255.0.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:12:3f:fb:e5:02
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:5136 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:5136 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:257144 (251.1 KB)  TX bytes:257144 (251.1 KB)

wifi0     Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr 00-12-BF-0E-7B-30-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:18 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:45 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
          RX bytes:1590 (1.5 KB)  TX bytes:2290 (2.2 KB)
          Interrupt:16
3 - I open my network settings, and choose static IP address under configuration. I enter:
IP Address: 192.168.1.9
Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0
Gateway address: 192.168.1.1
But it doesn't say anything about DNS.

EDIT: It doesn't work yet:P

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